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Still time to support the Pink Ladies


By Newsdesk Diss


The driving is done for another year and now it is a case of counting up the money to see how much was made at Sunday’s Pink Ladies Tractor Run.

As usual, people came out in their droves to gather along the route as the pink parade passed by, with Harleston’s streets lined with supporters.

Annie Chapman, who started the tractor run in aid of breast cancer research 16 years ago, was delighted with the success of the event, despite breaking down a half-mile from the finishing line.

Pink Ladies 2019
Pink Ladies 2019

“What a day, despite having to be towed back,” she said. “Wonderful weather, stunningly decorated tractors and an amazing reception all round the route.

“It was a very emotional journey for some who have come through breast cancer or who have lost someone to this disease.

“All we can do is continue to raise money for research into the causes and a possible cure.

Organiser Annie Chapman waves to the crowds
Organiser Annie Chapman waves to the crowds

“As with any event of this size, it cannot be achieved without the support of many people and I would like to express my thanks to the tractor owners, land owners, marshals, collecting ladies and everyone else who helps to make this event happen safely and smoothly.”

Among the 118 drivers who took part was Lynne Ainge, from Brome, who flew back from Ireland to take her place.

The event has so far raised £15,383 on the Cancer Research website.

There is still time to donate – go to fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org.

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